Friday, 17 October 2008

Friday Odds and Ends

Brrr...I`m really cold today, something to do with the weather I! This morning there was a real frost and I was lucky not to have to scape my windscreen as several of my work colleagues had to.
I`ve been busy getting Christmas stuff on display at work. Of course I`m only a humble assistant and don`t have to do all the hard work but there`s still been plenty to do. It really looks nice and festive and even though it`s only October people have started buying already.
I`ve been going from town to town trying to locate the coat I want in my size with no luck. Wednesday evening I decided to buy it online to save myself the trouble (and petrol) of continous shopping. I`ve just had an email saying it`s been despatched and with luck it should arrive tomorrow or Monday. This afternoon I bought a super-dooper pack of wildbird food that will hopefully last for several months as long as the goldfinches don`t get too greedy this year. They are already back in the garden after several months away, they obviously haven`t forgotten where they are fed so well. Then I went into the pet shop franchise in the garden centre and bought some sunflower hearts so now I`m well stocked up for the Winter months ahead.
Kerry is doing well although she is finding this pregnancy to be far less comfortable than the last. She`s been getting a lot of pain for which she saw a doctor. There is nothing wrong with the baby, in fact he/she has a very strong heartbeat, it`s just ligament pain plus a little sciatica. The doctor told her that ligament pain is always worse with the second baby...I remember it well! Roman seemed very happy about the baby at first but now says he doesn`t want a baby brother or sister but would rather have a dog!
I haven`t been doing as much gardening lately. Mind you there isn`t much left for me to do now. I`m waiting for the dahlias do blacken before I dig up the tubers to store over winter. I`ve planted daffodil bulbs all over the garden and I don`t have any room for more. I still have half a sack left and I`m not sure what to do with them all, most likely I`ll give them away to friends.

I keep meaning to start my Christmas shopping and get it out of the way. My intentions are good but I just don`t seem to get around to it. Perhaps next week I`ll go into town armed with a present list and have a look at cards and wrapping paper...and if it`s cold I`ll be wearing my new coat!
It will be interesting to see how the `credit crunch` will affect shoppers this year. I think there will still be crowds in the shops but people will spend much less, I know I will very careful what I spend this year because who knows how bad things will get. The good news is that petrol prices have fallen drastically because oil has halved in price since July. Funny that petrol isn`t half the price though....hmm.
Must go now though, I`m doing the washing and the fast spin has just finished, only another two loads to do now, oh and one more tomorrow. Thank goodness for washing machines, I can`t imagine having to do all that by hand! Bye for now and have a lovely weekend. :o)